Important Notice

It is not my intention to denigrate Saudi Arabia or its people. It’s like everywhere else, there is good and there is bad. I would rather focus on the unusual and the humourous. Offence is not intended.

“The country is not perfect. The media cannot be trusted, mistreatment of religious minorities is common and there are some that live in fear.” You can decide for yourself whether that statement is about Saudi Arabia, the UK, or any country for that matter.

To quote the Joker, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

That is all I will say about either subject.

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Man On Man Action!

A few nights ago we ate out with another married couple and two single guys. Upon leaving the restaurant we were standing outside next to some Saudi families who were about to go and eat. As is our custom, my friend’s wife turned to kiss one of the single guys goodbye when she stopped suddenly because a couple of Saudi chaps were watching with interest.
She said, “God, I nearly forgot that I cannot kiss you in public!”
I intervened and said “It’s alright, I can do it on your behalf.”
I put my arms around the guy and kissed him on both cheeks. Nobody seemed bothered in the slightest.
In the UK of course, it would have been the other way around.


Khalid said...

:D .. Maaan that was funny !

Alwan said...

In the US, sometimes I feel embarressed when I meet one of my saudi friends cuz I'll have to kiss him in public! The other way around, If I meet a Saudi women in the US, I keep my arms beside my body and try to figure out in a few seconds weather she is okey with shaking hands or not!!

Anonymous said...

jesus,title of your post really got me stunned! sometimes when i saw two guys kissing each other'cheek with thick mustache again and again i felt so embarrassed for them,and look away.anyway,i understand neither of them has brokebackmountain existing on the bottom of their hearts.